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Score 8.9 out of 100

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Attribute Ratings

  • BigTime Software is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

BigTime Software

88%
25 Ratings
8.4

MIP Fund Accounting

84%
401 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

BigTime Software

96%
2 Ratings
9.1

MIP Fund Accounting

91%
89 Ratings

Usability

8.8

BigTime Software

88%
2 Ratings
8.1

MIP Fund Accounting

81%
93 Ratings

Availability

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

MIP Fund Accounting

91%
13 Ratings

Performance

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

MIP Fund Accounting

82%
52 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

BigTime Software

90%
4 Ratings
8.2

MIP Fund Accounting

82%
125 Ratings

In-Person Training

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MIP Fund Accounting

100%
7 Ratings

Online Training

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

MIP Fund Accounting

94%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

MIP Fund Accounting

95%
44 Ratings

Configurability

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

MIP Fund Accounting

99%
5 Ratings

Ease of integration

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

MIP Fund Accounting

93%
6 Ratings

Product Scalability

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MIP Fund Accounting

100%
8 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

MIP Fund Accounting

70%
8 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

BigTime Software

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8

MIP Fund Accounting

68%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BigTime Software

Very convenient software. No VPN is needed, and you can log in by phone, via the app, or from desktop computers. I love the feature to downloads XLS files so I can manipulate the data for quick analysis and entry into other reports. While the downside, some features are a bit hard to find. Certain configurations are not obvious, but things will go smoothly once set up.
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Community Brands

If you want to use grant reporting and departmental reporting, this product works very well. It works well with basic accounting tasks and reports other than aging. It has a good amount of internal integrity, i.e. you cannot have a difference between your AR sub ledger and the AR general ledger account. This is a great product if you are well skilled in using Excel to convert text to data, create pivot tables and manipulate report presentations. With the cloud version, you have access to a "classic" view that mirrors the former product and a new "online" version which is sometimes easier to use and more visually accessible in some screens.
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Pros

BigTime Software

  • I like the functionality of being able to make payments electronically and the amount of banks and payment methods that are available.
  • Another very useful feature of this tool is that the system allows to set a parameter to perform automatic invoices.
  • I also really like the amount of templates that this tool has. Since it allows us to make customizable reports to our clients.
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Community Brands

  • Tech support and knowledge base. When I encounter an issue I can research the knowledge base to see if anyone else has had the same problem, and learn how to navigate. If I need further help, the support center is ready and available.
  • I like the product enhancements; they will listen to customer feedback and make changes where we, the users, see fit.
  • I like the shortcut buttons when you are in reporting; you can easily export to excel and PDF, print report details, etc...
  • I like the options that reporting gives; you can truly create a custom report to extract exactly what you want to see or don't want to see.
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Cons

BigTime Software

  • For some types of projects, we are unable to use BigTime's invoicing feature. It would be nice if we could further customize invoices to fit our needs. We still have to use Quickbooks to complete certain invoices.
  • Being able to create Purchase Orders in BigTime would be extremely useful to us. We currently use Quickbooks for this.
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Community Brands

  • Very difficult to use - not intuitive at all; I feel like you really need the training to understand the product.
  • Very little automation; everything has to be manually entered which allows the opportunity for more errors and also requires a lot of double and triple-checking entries.
  • Cumbersome and tedious to use; for example, a journal entry that could be done in two lines on other programs, in my experience, takes at least 6 in this program, sometimes more. When you have to do this repeatedly it takes significantly longer to do everything in this program than it should.
  • Constant issues with reporting; reports are often missing funds or are incorrect and I have to call customer support for help. Most of these issues cannot be resolved immediately and a ticket has to be created to solve them.
  • In my opinion, even simple things don't work properly. We recently found out that when exporting results into Excel, if you select to remove headers and footers with the export, the program also removes some of the data. No telling how long this has been an issue, so now we have a data integrity problem with all of our exports. MIP Fund Accounting says it will fix in the next update so this likely affects other users as well.
  • Because the product is so time-consuming and cumbersome, it creates efficiency issues; everything takes longer than it should to complete, so we have to hire additional staff, especially at peak times.
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Pricing Details

BigTime Software

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

BigTime Software editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Express101
Pro402
Premier303
EnterpriseCustom4

Footnotes

  1. User per Month
  2. User per Month
  3. User per Month
  4. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

MIP Fund Accounting

Starting Price

$249 per month

Editions & Modules

MIP Fund Accounting editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Likelihood to Renew

    BigTime Software

    Its been a huge help in saving time and making billing more efficient. Would like to see the product grow and be able to continue to use it.
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    Community Brands

    We have been using MIP for over 25 years. In the '90s, we used the MS-Dos version and subsequently changed to the Windows version in the 2000s. Our organization is still relatively small in terms of staffing and even transaction volume; however, over the years, the number of projects has increased and is projected to increase drastically in the next year or two. With the increase in projects along with the ability of MIP to cater easily to large organizations, it makes perfect sense for us to renew when that time comes.
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    Usability

    BigTime Software

    Staff adapted to the new timesheets immediately. The invoice platform is nice and tracking WIP is great! Color backgrounds still need work. The new vibrant mode is OK. still trying it out.
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    Community Brands

    I don't know what it would be like in the for-profit arena, but for the non-profit arena, it is an excellent product. I love how you don't actually have to close years and are able to get information that spans over the year-end. And the grant tracking is excellent too. It is just an excellent accounting system.
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    Reliability and Availability

    BigTime Software

    No answers on this topic

    Community Brands

    Mostly its available when I need it. I do get kicked out of the cloud while entering data at times. But I do not lose data and can often just open up the classic version to continue doing what I was doing. Only rarely is there no availability and when that happens, its a very short amount of time.
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    Performance

    BigTime Software

    No answers on this topic

    Community Brands

    I think the reporting options are one of the best I've seen within all accounting programs I've ever used. The ease of writing new reports makes this a wonderful program. With very little experience anyone can design the specific reports to fit the needs of their organization
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    Support Rating

    BigTime Software

    The support is amazing! They are always available through the chat interface in the program. Each support person has fully answered my questions the first time. I have had a positive experience with each inquiry. It is very important to me that I am able to get instant access to help so that I can make the most of the software and all of its capabilities.
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    Community Brands

    I have not reached out to MIP for technical support; however, their website offers great help resources so I can solve an issue on my own. Another team member reached out to MIP for support and was helped quickly. The transition process took longer than expected due to a lag in communication.
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    In-Person Training

    BigTime Software

    No answers on this topic

    Community Brands

    There are no specifics on what happens if you make one choice or another to know which is the best selection. This is true for JVs and AP. In training we were not given specifics of what happens when one possibility is selected over another.
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    Online Training

    BigTime Software

    No answers on this topic

    Community Brands

    Denise O'Malley provided training for the HR module when we added it to our system. Denise also gave us a demo of the EWS module which we were able to see that it would not meet our needs. She was very kind about and understanding regarding the functions we needed with a time clock system.
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    Implementation Rating

    BigTime Software

    No answers on this topic

    Community Brands

    Don't waste your time with MIP. There are plenty of other softwares out there that will do the job better. Do your homework. Get references from actual users. Make sure that what you choose will truly integrate. Make sure that there is local support. Get training. You will be glad that you passed this one by. Trust me.
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    Alternatives Considered

    BigTime Software

    I liked the client management, but it didn't do time tracking, billing or syncing with quickbooks. It was too robust for my needs. I tried it for the client management and thought I might use it along with bigtime, but it was too cumbersome and would involve too much double entry. And it didn't track time or bill which are necessary functions
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    Community Brands

    We have not researched or entertained other products during my tenure here at the organization. We have been pleased with what the product provides but would expect to reevaluate systems in the next five years to ensure MIP continues to be the best option for our rapidly changing organization and industry.
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    Scalability

    BigTime Software

    No answers on this topic

    Community Brands

    Not real sure what you mean by scalability. It seems to be able to handle all of the funds we are currently working with. If you mean the looks of it, some things are small and it would be nice to increase the size according to the user.
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    Return on Investment

    BigTime Software

    • Before BigTime, we were using Excel to track everything, creating invoices, and run reports. Getting on BigTime has saved us tons of time and effort which equates to dollars saved on labor.
    • From a legal standpoint, BigTime has allowed us to be organized and prepared in the event we would need to present financial details to anyone.
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    Community Brands

    • The Accounting and HR teams have been able to eliminate double entry, and therefore free up a lot of time.
    • With the budgeting module, we have been able to obtain a firm grasp on our grants and utilize those funds in the best way possible.
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